Dates

IMG_0640Yoga: Curvy Yoga for people of all shapes and sizes 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Westside Yoga Center, $15 drop-in fee ($12 seniors) /$12 per class with card ($8/seniors), and special offers (see website).

Dec 6 – Topeka Author Fair. Join Caryn and close to 70 other writers at this delightful book fair. Books available for sale on site. 1-5 p.m., Topeka Public Library, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66604.

Dec 7 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Topeka Public Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen high res Chasing Weather CoverLocke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 7 p.m., Topeka Public Library, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66604.

Jan. 12 – Mar. 8 – Poetry Playhouse (online class). Create a whole collection of new and revised poetry through entering the playhouse to explore, experiment, play, rest, unearth, and renovate your writing while honing in on your increased capacity to create, craft, and revise your poetry. We’ll draw on innovative writing prompts (including poems, questions, videos and guidance for creating your own bag of tricks all life long) to access poetic material from the interior rooms and external spaces of your life. See all the details here. Early bird promotion — register by 12/12/14 and get $20 off the class.

Jan. 15 – Mid-Winter Writing Retreat – Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing, 1-5 p.m., 8900 State Line Rd., Leawood, KS. Come warm up around the light and heat of our stories, metaphors and symbols in this welcoming retreat. We’re draw on innovative and friendly writing prompts to create poems, stories, journal entries, dialogues, etc. that speak our truths and lift our spirits. All people living with serious illness (as patients, caregivers, survivors) who write or want to write are welcome. Bring a notebook and journal. Free, but pre-registration required.

Jan. 22 – Visiting Writer at Truman State University, including presentation of Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies 7 p.m. in the planetarium in Magruder Hall. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. Caryn will also visit a poetry writing class.

Feb. 4 –  Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Independence Community College. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. Independence, KS.

Feb. 5 - Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Pittsburg State University. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site.

goldberg2Mar. 3, 10 & 17 – Triumph Over Terror: How Two Men Survived Nazi Horrors – Two Holocaust survivors, one a young Jewish boy, the other a Catholic teenage Polish Resistance fighter, would meet years later as professors at KU and form a strong bond of friendship. Based on Caryn’s book Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other. This Osher class (fee of $45) requires pre-registration, 2-4 p.m., Presbyterian Manor, 1429 Kasold, Lawrence, KS.

Mar. 6 – Kansas Humanities Council TALK on Ian Frazier’s Great Plains, 10:30 a.m., Lakeview Village, 14001 W. 92nd Street, Lenexa, KS.

Mar. 9 - Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Emporia State University. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 7 p.m., Preston Family Room, on the top floor of the ESU Memorial Union.

April 4 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Manhattan Public Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 10:30 a.m., 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS.

April 6 – May 4 -The View From Here: Writing & Drama Therapy To Tell Your Story at Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. Co-facilitated with Deb Campbell. Living with serious illness (as a patient and/or caregiver) changes how we see ourselves and the world, and how we are seen. In considering “the view from here,” we’ll look at themes relating to inside and outside, ways of seeing and being seen, the visible and the invisible, and what meaning we cultivate in it all. Through innovative and welcoming writing and drama exercises, we’ll explore our challenges, possibilities, questions, and gifts, and we’ll create and craft individual and collaborative pieces to share with the community (such as a monologue, dialogue, poem, or song). 6:00-8:00 p.m., 8900 State Line Rd., Leawood, KS. Free for people living with serious illness or caregivers, but pre-registration required.

April 8 - Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Beaverdale

Caryn and Stephen being chased by weather
Caryn and Stephen being chased by weather

Books, Des Moines, IA. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site, 6:30 p.m., 2629 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA.

April 9 - Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Eat My Words Bookstore in Minneapolis. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site, 7 p.m., 1228 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413.

April 10-11 - AWP Conference in Minneapolis. Co-presenting “Words for the Wounded: Helping Special Populations Heal Through Writing” with Autumn Stephens, Karin Miller, Jen Cross, and Elizabeth Kretchmer Fri., April 10 from 9-10:15 a.m.; Ice Cube Press Author reading of Chasing Weather (with Stephen Locke) 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sat., April 11; and Mammoth Publications Author Reading 11 from 12-1:15 p.m., Sat., April 11 with Xanath Caraza, Diane Glancy, and Denise Low.

April 13, 20 and 27 – Triumph Over Terror: How Two Men Survived Nazi Horrors – Two Holocaust survivors, one a young Jewish boy, the other a Catholic teenage Polish Resistance fighter, would meet years later as professors at KU and form a strong bond of friendship. Based on Caryn’s book Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other. This Osher class (fee of $45) requires pre-registration, 2-4 p.m., Tallgrass Creek Retirement Community, Overland Park, KS.

10704138_10205184257427284_2314691922511808607_nApril 16 - Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Basehor Community Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site, 6:30 p.m., 1400 158th St., Basehor, KS.

April 23-26 - National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference Keynote Speaker – Black Mountain, NC. Caryn gives the keynote address and a special workshop on writing and the beloved community at this annual conference, happening at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly Conference Center, Black Mountain (near Asheville, NC). More info. here.

April 30 Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Ottawa Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site, 6:30 p.m., 105 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS.

IMG_0913May 10-15 – Brave Voice: Writing & Singing for Your Life (with Kelley Hunt). Join us for the 10th annual retreat to fire up your creative soul with writing, songwriting, singing, and other arts, all of which is open to you whether you are just beginning or a seasoned artist, musician or writer. Held in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas, Brave Voice has helped many come home to their bravest and most meaningful voice, art, work and life. Early bird registration expires 12/15/14. Details here.

May 19 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Emporia Public Library.  Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 6:30 p.m., 110 E. 6h St.

May 21 – – Kansas Humanities Council TALK on Gardens of Kyoto by Kate Walbert, 6 p.m., Bonner Springs City Library,  201 N Nettleton Ave.

July 17 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at The Bookhouse in St. Louis  Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 7 p.m., 7362 Manchester Ave., St. Louis.

July 18 - Chasing Weather at Boone County Historical Society. Join Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems from her latest books, and a reading of other poems too. Books available for sale on site. 3801 Ponderosa St, Columbia, MO 65201